IoT News Roundup, Part Two
Qorvo IoT solution powers senior home care ••• PoLTE Corp., Riot Micro partner on ultra-low-power IoT technology ••• Hager Group, Silicon Labs collaborate on multiprotocol building-automation solution ••• ADRF, Sirqul add cellular data capabilities to IoT platform ••• Semtech releases LoRa platform for Internet of Things ••• Global Net Solutions offers IoT badge-based security system ••• IoT platform provider Runtime announces commercial support for Thread.
Jan 12, 2018—
The following are news announcements made during the past week:
Qorvo IoT Solution Powers Senior Home Care
Qorvo (Nasdaq:QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, is helping seniors live more independently in their homes with the help of a new eHealth system powered by the company's chipsets for the Internet of Things (IoT). Health insurer CZ will provide the system to 3,000 elderly customers in the Netherlands, marking the first deployment of a senior smart home solution by a large health insurance company.
eHealth technologies with whole-home sensor systems present an opportunity for health insurers and consumers to reduce healthcare costs and enhance quality of life. According to Grand View Research, the global eHealth market is expected to reach $308 billion by 2022, and the transition of the healthcare industry into a digital healthcare system for management and analysis of patient health is expected to be the most vital driver of the market.
The system that CZ will deploy consists of a non-intrusive set of motion and open/close sensors, and a gateway. It combines proven cloud algorithm expertise from Sensara with industry-leading Zigbee Green Power RF solutions from Qorvo. Zigbee Green Power is optimized for ultra-long coin-cell battery life sensors (10-year replacement) and provides secure, long-range and highly reliable wireless data transmission. These features are essential to the evolution of the smart home.
Menno Janssen, strategic program manager of CZ, said, "We believe that seniors using reliable eHealth systems will gain a wide range of benefits, enhancing their quality of life and enabling their families or caregivers to have peace of mind that they are safe and healthy."
Cees Links, general manager of Qorvo's Wireless Connectivity business unit, said, "The innovation that Qorvo delivers in its Zigbee Green Power RF solutions, combined with behavior analysis algorithms, helps elderly people live longer and more independently at home. We're excited about our partnership with CZ, a large health insurance company, and commend them for being a frontrunner in deploying eHealth solutions to improve lives. The IoT lifestyle market is quickly growing, and Qorvo is proud to play a more significant part."
Qorvo products that solve the IoT's toughest RF challenges will be showcased during CES 2018 (#CES2018) in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 9-12, in booth #42531, Halls A-D of Sands Expo.
More information about the IoT is available by downloading the Qorvo free e-book series, "Internet of Things For Dummies." The two-volume series is designed to help technical and nontechnical professionals understand the intricacies of the IoT. The e-books are available at:www.qorvo.com/iot-for-dummies. In addition, a video about Qorvo's senior lifestyle system – can be accessed here.
Qorvo's Wireless Connectivity business is one of the leading developers of wireless semiconductor system solutions for connected devices, with a broad range of advanced RF chips and software for smart home data communications and the IoT. Information about Qorvo solutions for this market is available at: www.qorvo.com/applications/internet-of-things.
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